The Predators are the best franchise in sports
When it comes to making fans happy, no team delivers more bang for the buck than the Nashville Predators.
Kudos to NHL for taking slur allegations seriously
The league fully investigated an incident on Friday involving Andrew Shaw, and that's a start. But when it comes to similarly unacceptable behavior, the players are ultimately the ones who have to convince us with their actions.
Why the Vegas Golden Knights are winning
Thanks to strong goaltending and a couple of other key factors, the NHL's newest expansion team is off to an unprecedented 6-1-0 start. But the real test for the Golden Knights is upcoming, when they move away from their cozy confines.
Andersen makes 36 saves as Maple Leafs top Kings 3-2
Frederik Andersen made 36 saves, and the Toronto Maple Leafs handed the Los Angeles Kings their first regulation loss of the season with a 3-2 victory on Monday night.
Couture, Jones lead Sharks to 4-1 win over Rangers
Logan Couture had a goal and an assist, Martin Jones stopped 33 shots and the San Jose Sharks beat the struggling New York Rangers 4-1 on Monday night.
Ducks' Eaves recovering from immune disorder
Anaheim Ducks forward Patrick Eaves has been diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome, and his hockey career is on hold while he recovers.
Crosby, McDavid not fixed on 1-on-1 matchup
The Nos. 1 and 2 finishers in Hart Trophy voting last season will face off Tuesday in Pittsburgh, but Connor McDavid and Sidney Crosby insist they are focusing more on their respective teams, and not on the star matchup.
Devils' Boyle practices after cancer diagnosis
When Brian Boyle received word last month that he had cancer, a return to hockey was the last thing on his mind.
Vegas Is The Best Expansion Team In NHL History
But the Golden Knights will still probably miss the playoffs.
Top 250 fantasy hockey rankings
Here are the latest top 250 rankings for fantasy hockey leagues. Sean Allen looks at who is on the rise, who is sliding and which players are on the verge of getting back on track with a high quantity of shots.
Canadiens' Shaw cleared of slur allegation
The NHL has cleared Canadiens forward Andrew Shaw after he was accused of uttering an anti-gay slur.
Flames put Jagr on IR with lower-body injury
The Calgary Flames placed Jaromir Jagr on injured reserve with a lower-body injury he suffered Saturday night against the Wild.
Baertschi scores twice.
Sven Baertschi picks up his first two goals of the season in Vancouver's 4-1 win against Detroit.
Leafs sign defenseman Polak to 1-year deal
The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed Czech defenseman Roman Polak to a one-year, $1.1 million contract.
Big second period lifts Canucks to 4-1 win over Detroit
Sven Baertschi scored twice, and the Vancouver Canucks used a dominant second period to pull away for a 4-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night.
The world's best teams for watching hockey prospects
Given how the hockey world is set up, one can find teams at all different levels that are loaded with prospects, from the top minor league farm teams to European pro clubs to the junior ranks to the NCAA. Here are 10 particularly notable ones for 2017-18.
Saturday night, the Vegas Golden Knights became the first NHL expansion franchise to win six of their first seven games in their inaugural season. The Golden Knights will go for their seventh win on Tuesday against the Blackhawks, which is the sixth straight game at home for Vegas. (Photo: David Becker/NHLI via Getty Images)
Boyle OK to practice after leukemia diagnosis
Brian Boyle, who was diagnosed with leukemia last month, has been cleared to practice, the Devils said Sunday.
Suter helps rally Wild to 4-2 win over Flames
Ryan Suter had a goal and two assists to rally the Minnesota Wild to a 4-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Saturday night.
Blackhawks keep Coyotes winless with 4-2 victory
Lance Bouma scored on a rebound with 4:24 left in the third period, Corey Crawford stopped 27 shots and the Chicago Blackhawks kept the Arizona Coyotes winless with a 4-2 victory Saturday night.
Pitlick scores 2, Stars hold on to beat Hurricanes 4-3
Tyler Pitlick scored two goals for the first time in his career, leading the Dallas Stars to a 4-3 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night.
Reimer stops 41 shots to help Panthers beat Capitals 4-1
James Reimer stopped 41 shots while filling in for the injured Roberto Luongo to help the Florida Panthers end a three-game losing streak with a 4-1 win over the Washington Capitals on Saturday night.
Brassard, Stone lead Senators to 6-3 win over Maple Leafs
Derick Brassard and Mark Stone each had two goals and an assist, Erik Karlsson had three assists and the Ottawa Senators beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-3 on Saturday night.
Kings top Blue Jackets 6-4 to remain unbeaten in regulation
Anze Kopitar broke a tie with 2:14 left with his second goal of the game and the Los Angeles Kings beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 6-4 on Saturday night to remain the only NHL team unbeaten in regulation.
Is Auston Matthews getting his due? Will we see Carrot Top in the Stanley Cup parade? Why is Brad Marchand funny? Time to catch you up on the latest and greatest stories from around the hockey world.
The NHL hasn't asked for any restrictions on betting Vegas Golden Knights games in Las Vegas. As ESPN's Arash Markazi details, whether people at the games are fans of the team or bettors, there shouldn't be any issues in today's modern betting world.
With once-in-a-generation talent and a uniquely American backstory, why isn't Maple Leafs phenom Auston Matthews a bigger star?